Residential Roofing

This study analyzes US residential roofing demand by product, market, and subregion. Residential roofing product demand is provided in both area terms (squares) and value terms (US dollars).


Residential roofing product demand is segmented by the following product types:

  • asphalt shingles, including standard laminated, high-performance laminated, and three-tab types
  • metal, including standing seam roofing; corrugated and smooth panels; and shingles, shakes, and tiles
  • roofing tile, comprising both concrete and clay types
  • wood shingles and shakes
  • other products, including composite (polymer), slate, solar roofing, fiber cement, bituminous membranes, plastic roofing membranes, rubber roofing membranes, liquid-applied roof coatings, tensioned fabric, vegetative, and corrugated asphalt panels

Residential roofing shipments, imports, and exports are also shown at the aggregate level in millions of dollars. Average product prices (at the manufacturers’ level) and installation costs are provided for major product types in dollars per square.

Excluded from the scope of the study are such related products as roofing underlays, flashings, and coatings used as repair and restorative compounds and not used as a structure’s primary roofing material.

Demand for residential roofing is also analyzed by market segment (new and reroofing) and by housing type:

  • single-family housing
  • multifamily housing
  • manufactured housing

Residential roofing demand is also broken out for the following US geographic regions and subregions:

  • Northeast (Middle Atlantic and New England)
  • Midwest (East North Central and West North Central)
  • South (South Atlantic, East South Central, and West South Central)
  • West (Mountain and Pacific)

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